Hi all, I know it has been a while since I have posted last, but I am going to let you in on how I create a podcast for my classroom and hopefully you can too. First thing is to know what you want to podcast about. I podcast for my test reviews, this allows my students to listen to me while on the go, and we all know most of them have some sort of headphones or ear buds in their ears. So why not reach them right? Second you will need some sort of microphone so you can record your voice. A microphone can be relatively inexpensive or you can spend a lot of money on them. Since most of you that read this are teachers I understand that cost is a key point. The one I use is a Logitech USB microphone, I prefer the USB microphones because of the sound quality, but that is up to you. Next you will need some software and I prefer using Audacity, it is a free recording software that a lot of people use to record their podcasts. My students have come enjoy listening to my podcasts they say it gives them more confidence in what they need to know for the test. I am planning on expanding my podcasts to lectures and other things but I am keeping it simple as of now.
Hey everyone I hope all is doing well. If you have read my previous post about how to create a podcast then you know I have experimented with my class with podcasting. I know most of you all have heard of a podcast or some of you all do it already. Some of you are wondering why I am doing this and how do I do it and all. Well I am going to tell you. I was sitting around wondering what is a way to be with my students at all times. You know what is something you can do to stay relevant after your students have left your classroom. Well I thought of it in podcasting. You know I think that I have succeeded in what I was wanting. I started to use the podcast just to see if my students would use it. To my surprise they have and it has been great. Along with the social media project this has been one of mine and my students favorite ways of staying in touch. I have noticed the students that are using both have really improved their test scores. When asked if they enjoy the podcast they say that it is really nice to see that I care enough to do it for them. They have also responded to I wish all of my teachers would do something like this, and I would too. I hope all of you have had a great year, and continue to inspire the students.